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Title: Mike Schaill and other students with diving gear on deck of brigantine ALBATROSS, Peter Island, 1960

Accession Number: 2002.35.103
Type: 35mm color slide
Maker: Langford, Richard E.
Place: British Virgin Islands, Peter Island
Date: 1960-1961
Description: 35mm color slide from voyage of brigantine ALBATROSS 1960-1961; photographed by Richard E. Langford who was a teacher aboard the vessel when it sank May 2, 1961; he used slides in this collection (2002.35.1-657) for lectures about the sinking. The following transcription is from Richard Langford Collection AV 193:2002-5,6: [TCR 01:20:41]: “[Background--Were they all good swimmers?] Yeah, and became so. I taught some of them to swim a little better than they could. The main thing was to teach them a little breathing--rhythmic breathing. They would try to swim with their head out of the water, and that was not easy to do very far. That’s Mike Schaill there on the right. He’ll be here to have lunch with me on Friday--that’s tomorrow, I guess.”

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